Robert Dykes's past comments

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    Robert Dykes

    "Still no Game of Thrones though" ummm..... don't hold you breath. Netflix does not equal HBO. Unless you have HBO or HBO Go you will never see Game of Thrones legally. There is a reason it is the number 1 most pirated show.

    Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service

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    Robert Dykes

    I work (for 3+ years now) at the university level. I know some of my students drink from time to time, but from what I have observed from the universities I have worked at, people drink WAY WAY WAY WAY more at Uni in the USA.

    Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever

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    Robert Dykes

    Um... yeah. Does no one see the something here. 22 of the 25 are a decade or OLDER!

    They havent made a classic anime is a decade. Ghost in The Shell SAC #158. Full Metal is somewhat recent. I enjoyed it but it wasn't "classic" and death Note was the last one I really enjoyed. It ended 8 years ago! I mean come on. In the west there are more TV shows that I can watch in a life time. I drowning trying to watch all the decent shows. I WANT Japan to put out some decent anime... they just don't seen to want to.

    Posted in: 28 Japanese anime series make IMDb’s top 250 TV series list

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    Robert Dykes

    What kind of question is that. I was in the USA for 9/11 and remember day vividly. It was a horrible and traumatic day. I was in Japan for 3/11 and remember the day vividly. It was also a horrible and traumatic day. I don't commemorate those days, but I will never forget them. There is nothing wrong with lighting a candle for those that passed on those horrible days. That is my personal choice.

    Do we need TV specials and to be reminded about it every step we take by newspapers and websites. No. Both events whether we want them to or not and for better or for worse have forever changed the USA and Japan. If you just stop and look around at the ripple effects, in both countries, that continue today that is all the reminders any of us need.

    Posted in: Do you see any value in marking the anniversary each year of tragic events such as 9/11, the March 11, 2011 disaster, plane crashes, wartime atrocities and so on?

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    Robert Dykes

    Dioblo 3- not FPS Broke age - not FPs Batman Arkham Knight - not FPS Witcher 3 - not FPS Blood Borne - not FPS Last of Us - not FPS Dark Souls 2 - not FPS Transistor - not FPS Saints Row 4 - not FPS Defense Grid 2 - not FPS

    Ten of best games I finished in the last year. None of them are FPS games and only one Japanese company among them (From Software). I don't need to argue with you because all you need to do is look up actual facts. Japanese developed games sales are decreasing every month outside of Japan. Inside Japan mobile games rule and Japenese game companies simply don't care if their products even leave Japan anymore. They make plenty of cash making tiny little cell phone games and they are fine with that. Why do you think Konami fired Kojima? Because they are shutting down their console division and turning over to mobile games.

    Most creative games are Japanese? Maybe 15 years ago.

    Posted in: 'Resident Evil 2' remake officially announced by Capcom

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    Robert Dykes

    Just another sign Japanese video game designers are continuing to sink into the ocean. Capcom hasn't had an original idea or game in nearly 10 years. The only company making anything original is From Software and to some degree Nintendo (but I am not sure if you can call Mario Kart 8 and endless Zelda remakes and Smash Bros sequels original)

    Posted in: 'Resident Evil 2' remake officially announced by Capcom

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    Robert Dykes

    This site is bordering on becoming blatantly anti-Japanese, even though it's based in Japan and caters to the (malcontent) expat community. Nice job using Wikipedia for your sources, by the way.

    Not at all. Not everything in Japan is perfect. EVERY country and EVERY place on Earth has negative attributes. This is absolutely without question one of Japans. Most Japanese I have talked to about the war are oblivious to it. Just visit "peace" museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and then visit the war museums in Okinawa. You would swear they are talking about two different wars. In main land Japan the "truth" and "history" of WW2 is so whitewashed it isnt even funny. This is fact and in large part because of the USA and Aliies efforts in order to establish a military presence in the pacific to counter the spread of Communism and Russia into south east Asia.

    Let me ask you something. What if the USA just ignored slavery? Slavery is a horrible stain on American culture but it is something I was taught about as a child and it is something we are taught was awful and it was something we own up to and deeply regret. When I was working in public schools and my students would come back from a trip to a museum they would simply come back angry that the USA dropped a nuclear bomb on them. That is all they would take away from the experience, because that is all the experience is. Many in Japan are simply taught to be sorry they lost the war. I LOVE Japan. I have lived here nearly 1/4 of my life, it is not anti-Japan to recognize they do not treat some aspects of their history with the same truth, remorse, and clarity as other countries and cultures.

    Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan

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    Robert Dykes

    Just FYI. Its not JUST hydration. You need electrolytes (salt, potassium, and magnesium). With out these electrolytes all the water in the world won't mater because your body needs electrolytes in order to utilize the water.

    The sports drinks have (VERY) low amounts of electrolytes. They are better than nothing for sure, but loaded with sugar (around 75g of sugar!!!).

    If you would like you can simply add a little extra salt to you food or even your water. Potassium can be found in bananas. Better yet find some "yasashio". It light salt product that cuts salt input by cutting it with potassium. I find this the easiest solution and use year it round. Salmon (and many other fish) have tons of potassium and magnesium. Nuts and spinach have lots magnesium.

    You need around 3000mg of salt a day 2000mg minimum a day of potassium but around 4500mg a day is recommended the RDA recommends only 400mg of Magnesium a day.

    Posted in: Over 10,000 taken to hospital for heatstroke in one week for first time ever

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    Robert Dykes

    "District Court in 2009 heard 33 cases similar to Mr A’s, ordering deletion of data in 3% of them."

    What a strange way to word this sentence. 3% of 33 is about 1 (.99 actually). So they heard 33 cases and only ordered deletion of only 1. Why didn't they just write it that way?

    Posted in: Is it possible to escape your past as long as Google remembers?

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    Robert Dykes

    I try not to comment too often here, but I just have to chime in and ask, how in the world would this prevent what happened or anything similar in the future from happening? Are you honestly trying to tell us that someone is actively watching these cameras? No of course not. They are for recording purposes only to be reviewed after a crime is committed. Of course what happened was tragic, but it is so ridiculous for people, j-gov, JR top freak out over it. How many people have died on or because of the Shinkansen out of the millions and millions, if not billions, of passengers who have ridden the train countless years over the decades. Trains are the ranked as the single safest mode of transportation on the planet Earth at a rate of 0.2 deaths per billion miles. Thats a world average. We all know Japan one of, if not the number 1, safety record when it comes to trains.

    Posted in: More security cameras to be installed on shinkansen trains

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    Robert Dykes

    Proud owner of a Korean TV. Twice as big, half the cost.. When we went in the store to look at the display model, it was in the corner and not even turned on. Looking at reviews from outside Japan our LG TV had far better reviews than ANY of the Japanese TVs the store was trying to push. Before this I have owned 3 Sony TVs. Now I would not touch one with a ten foot pole.

    Posted in: Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

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    Robert Dykes

    That hand shake!!!

    Posted in: Meet the brass

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    Robert Dykes

    That weighs 2kg (give or take a few tenths of a gram). Amazed it didn't break her shoulder.

    Posted in: 16-year-old boy arrested for throwing 2-liter PET water bottles from condo

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    Robert Dykes

    As much as japan loves shaved ice (kakigori) they desperately need introduce Italian shaved iced (gelato). I have only had it in a handful of Italian restaurants. One of the neighborhoods I grew up in had a family owned gelato stand that has been around for decades. Cold, delicious, and affordable (unlike the Italian restaurants).

    Posted in: Have an ice day

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    Robert Dykes

    "Cheap car insurance"- Let me tell you. I know from experience in Japan - you get what you pay for. Japanese car insurance is great until you need it.

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

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    Robert Dykes

    GREAT list they almost nailed it.... BUT: 4. Japanese (home) baths -WHAT! No way! Unless you want to be folded into a preztle in order to fit in their square TINY bathtubs. 15. “Zakka” shops - yeah those get old REALLY fast. 18. Sitting under a kotatsu - yeah... I would take ACTUALLY using the AC and heater at appropriate times when needed. kotasu should not even really exist anymore, for the most part they are relics left over from a long time ago. I would rather turn on my heater over in the corner, sit back in my recliner and enjoy my TV and PC the same way I do everyday year round.

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

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    Robert Dykes

    Supposedly only a handful of people within Tanaka are directly responsible for this. There were 100% aware they were cutting corners and went ahead and told everybody else everything was okay and safety inspections were up to key. Not only have these people cost lives, they have costs millions and millions of dollars in damage, if not billions. Look at all the time the countless people have spent investigating and trying to fix this. The best Honda CEO in 15 years was forced to step down because he chose to go with Tanaka airbags. What I am getting at, is the people at the top of responsibility of this need to serve life in prison, but I am sure they nothing at all will happen. Loose their job with fat pension.

    Posted in: Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

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    Robert Dykes

    From my decade in Japan. From what I have observed pretty much 100% of EVERY single Japanese company or businesses expects, requires, or forces EVERYONE to work above and beyond what is contracted, agreed upon, and paid actually paid for.

    Posted in: Gov't to release names of 'black companies'

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    Robert Dykes

    What?! "dangerous $40000 an hour machines?"

    This is such a non issue. I can't believe some people are still whining about the Osprey. Do you all have ANY idea how many times these things have flown with out any problems. They have been around since 1988!!!!! Entered full time traning since 2000 and have been in full time active service since 2007. The have been deployed countless time in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Kuwait.

    Seriously just look at the facts. There have only been 36 deaths caused by Osprey crashes over the course of its 25 year history in the entire world.

    Posted in: Pentagon announces it will deploy Ospreys at Yokota in 2017

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    Robert Dykes

    Have very high hopes for this film. Depending on reviews I may ride down to Nagoya or Osaka so I can watch in Imax.

    Posted in: Cast, old and new, unite at 'Mad Max: Fury Road' premiere

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